S3 Browser Silent Install (How-To Guide)


S3 Browser is a freeware Windows client for Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront. Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the S3 Browser from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install the S3 Browser Silently

S3 Browser Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://s3browser.com/
  2. Download the s3browser-x-y-z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: s3browser-x-y-z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the S3 Browser Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:S3 Browser
Vendor:NetSDK Software
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:s3browser-x-y-z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\S3 Browser\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://s3browser.com/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/s3-browser-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The S3 Browser installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

S3 Browser Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

s3browser-x-y-z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\S3Browser-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing S3 Browser to “C:\S3 Browser”

s3browser-x-y-z.exe /DIR="C:\S3 Browser" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The S3 Browser installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

S3 Browser Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

s3browser-x-y-z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall S3 Browser Silently

Check out the S3 Browser Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

S3 Browser Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\S3 Browser\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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